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- 11th May to 2nd June 2020
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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Lord McNally’s votes
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Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
10 votes for, 3 votes against, 2 absences, between 2008–2011.
Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011.
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord McNally’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord McNally’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, I cannot think of a time in the 100-year history of the BBC when an announcement of its future has been so politically motivated and accompanied by such ridiculous statements from the Minister responsible on Twitter. The one thing to grasp from the Statement was the offer of a proper, open, fair study of the problem of how we fund the BBC. If she wants to redeem her reputation, it...
My Lords, when I was in my sixth-form debating society, we would occasionally have a debate entitled “Something must be done.” That mood was well captured in yesterday’s Daily Telegraph “Chopper Politics” column, written by its chief political correspondent, Christopher Hope. He said: “Everyone can see the cost-of-living crisis about to hit millions of British households in the...
My Lords, yesterday’s newspapers reported on the new musical “Cabaret”. These five-star reviews remind us what a magnificent magnet our London theatres in particular are for inward investment and tourism. However, the Society of London Theatre is warning us that these new circumstances—and they are new; the Prime Minister had to have a special broadcast, and we have to have special...
More of Lord McNally’s recent appearances
Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords in 1995
Currently held offices
- Member, EU Services Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (2 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
- Member, Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities Committee (17 May 2018 to 19 Mar 2019)
- Member, Insurance Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (19 Nov 2014 to 24 Dec 2014)
- Member, Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Bill [HL] Committee (28 Oct 2013 to 16 Dec 2013)
- Member, Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (19 Jun 2012 to 24 Jul 2012)
- Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (13 May 2010 to 14 Oct 2013)
- The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (13 May 2010 to 18 Dec 2013)
- Leader in the House of Lords, Spokesperson for Constitutional Affairs (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (10 Dec 2008 to 16 Oct 2013)
- Spokesperson in the Lords, Ministry of Justice (27 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (22 May 2006 to 31 Oct 2006)
- Leader In the House of Lords (22 Feb 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
- Leader, House of Lords (22 Feb 2005 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (2 Dec 2004 to 16 Oct 2013)
- Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (2 Dec 2004 to 30 Oct 2007)
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (2 Dec 2004 to 16 Oct 2013)
- Member, House Committee (Lords) (1 Dec 2004 to 16 Oct 2013)
- Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (24 Nov 2004 to 16 Oct 2013)
- Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords (24 Nov 2004 to 15 Oct 2013)
- Shadow Minister (Broadcasting), Culture, Media & Sport (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
- Deputy Leader, House of Lords (26 Jan 2004 to 15 Nov 2004)
- Member, Draft Communications Bill (Joint Committee) (29 Apr 2002 to 7 Nov 2002)
- Member, Public Service, Committee on (30 Apr 1996 to 19 Nov 1998)
- Member, Trade & Industry Committee (3 May 1979 to 15 May 1987)
- Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (3 May 1979 to 9 Jun 1983)
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